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Potsdam Prepared: COVID-19 Updates

Moving In

Move in day should be one of the most exciting days of your life, but we also know that it can cause tremendous anxiety.

In an effort to give you an idea of what to expect before you arrive, we have prepared the following information.

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When to Arrive

We are still working out the specifics for the Fall 2020 arrival plan. Please pay attention to your SUNY Potsdam email address as we get closer to the semester starting. We will share details as soon as they are available via email and on this page.

Checking In

At this time, the plan for checking in is still being developed keeping as many social distancing ideas in place. When we have a plan approved for the specific check in process, we will post it here and send it out via email.Welcome Weekend Activities

As the day starts to fade into late afternoon, we start to get the students involved right from the beginning. Around 3:45pm the Resident Assistants on the floors will start to gather the students to take them over to the Opening Convocation and jump right into the Welcome Weekend Activities as soon as Convocation is over. The schedule for Welcome Weekend is provided at check in. With 3:45pm being the time we start to get the students up and moving, this is typically a good time for parents/guardians to plan to say goodbye. Welcome Weekend will keep your students busy right through Sunday night and get them ready to start classes up on Monday.

Things you might need off campus

If you forgot something, or wanted to wait until you arrived to purchase something for your room, Walmart is only a short 5 minute car ride away. Just head off campus on Pierrepont Ave and follow Route 11 west  about 3 miles.

As far as local food options, should you choose to stick around for dinner or need to grab lunch, here is a comprehensive list of locations around Potsdam.